Miguel Timm still thinks that Kermit Erasmus is the best striker in South Africa. The Orlando Pirates midfielder gives praise to two key players that got them a place in the MTN 8 Final.
“The plan was different from the first leg. In the second leg we knew if we got an early goal, it would force them to come out and it did,” Miguel told SAFM Sport On.
“We always knew we were capable of scoring goals and our forwards came good. About the piece of paper, the coaches obviously saw something that was troubling us, a tactical movement from Sundowns. So in the paper they were telling us how to adjust and I had to show the other players what to do”.
The former Marumo Gallants midfield general, was asked about the impact of the match winner Monnapule Saleng, who in the second leg scored a brace, as well as teeing up Erasmus for that all important first goal that set the tone for what was to come.
“It’s been amazing to be in the same team as him and watch him do his stuff,” Timm continued, speaking enthusiastically about Saleng.
“ I was also new and you could see at training, and in pre-season, you could see his individual brilliance, his quickness off the mark, also very good technically, a very coachable boy. Always takes advice, and he is open to learning, so not a surprise to me.”
Kermit Erasmus, the newly signed Orlando Pirates forward looked like a man reborn as he scored the opening goal for the Bucs in their 3-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Peter Mokaba Stadium last Saturday, establishing his value against a club he was underused at.
“ I mean everyone knows his quality, personally for many years I thought and still think he is the best striker in South Africa,” Timm added, emphasising Erasmus’s capabilities.
“Obviously injuries have hampered him a bit, I got a close relationship and he has been doing all the right things to keep himself in good shape. As far as MTN 8 is concerned, I’m confident that we will win the Cup. We have played well so far and I have no doubt that we will be champions.”